Virginia's at-large congressional seat

48th CongressEdit

After the 1880 census, a tenth seat in the United States House of Representatives was added to Virginia's nine districts. For the 48th Congress (March 4, 1883 – March 4, 1885), that seat was elected at-large statewide. In 1885, Virginia redistricted its seats into ten geographic districts, thereby eliminating the at-large seat.

73rd CongressEdit

For the 73rd Congress (March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935), Virginia elected all of its representatives at-large (i.e., statewide). The district format returned in the election to the 74th Congress (January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1937) and has remained in effect ever since.

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1883
 
John S. Wise
Readjuster March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
48th Elected in 1882.
Retired.
District inactive March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1933
[data unknown/missing]
 
S. Otis Bland
Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
73rd Elected in 1932.
Redistricted from and to the 1st district.
 
Colgate Darden
Democratic Elected in 1932.
Redistricted to the 2nd district.
 
Andrew J. Montague
Democratic Elected in 1932.
Redistricted from and to the 3rd district.
 
Patrick H. Drewry
Democratic Elected in 1932.
Redistricted from and to the 4th district.
 
Thomas G. Burch
Democratic Elected in 1932.
Redistricted from and to the 5th district.
 
Clifton A. Woodrum
Democratic Elected in 1932.
Redistricted from and to the 6th district.
 
A. Willis Robertson
Democratic Elected in 1932.
Redistricted to the 7th district.
 
Howard W. Smith
Democratic Elected in 1932.
Redistricted from and to the 8th district.
John W. Flannagan Jr. Democratic Elected in 1932.
Redistricted from and to the 9th district.
District eliminated January 3, 1935

ReferencesEdit

  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present